We see them everywhere. On telephone poles, restaurant bulletin boards, posted on stakes on the street corner. Everywhere. You know what I’m talking about. They’re the signs with a phone number followed by “Cash For Your House” or ” We BUY ALL HOMES, Any condition for CASH.” These signs (often written with a sharpie on neon poster board) are targeting homeowners that are underwater or in distress in their mortgages. They’ve been popping up everywhere since the real estate and economic downturn of a just a few years ago. However, now that things are starting to turn around for real estate, we’re STILL seeing them…and homeowners are still thinking it may be the only way for them. [Read more…]
2019 is literally right around the corner, I mean, literally in less than 12 hours it will be 2019 and here I am blogging on the last day of 2018. 2019 is going to be a great real estate year and even though home prices are going up, they’re not going up so fast that buyers are not buying. However, one good thing for homebuyers is that you probably won’t have as much competition as buyers had over the last two years. Because home prices are going up, there just won’t be that many buyers, and many of those buyers have already purchased a home. So, what do you need to buy a house in 2019? Here’s my list. [Read more…]
I get it, most people are not thinking about selling their house two weeks before Christmas, but for those of you that are, there are things you can be doing today or at least this week that will prepare you for a great sale come the first of the year. You may not of talk to a real estate agent yet or even checked out current home prices, but there are things you could be doing before the end of the year that will set you up for home selling success if you plan on listing and selling come the first of the year. Here are four tips to preparing your house now for sale after January 1. [Read more…]
I love my clients and obviously couldn’t do this job without them, which is why I’m so grateful when one offers a warm word about their transaction.
“Dale worked with us for >2 years to find the right house for our family, and I couldn’t have been happier with the entire experience (and especially the home we ended up buying!). We started out on a tight budget and a particular city that we wanted to live in. Dale spent a lot of time with us upfront to draw out more aspects to the home that were important to us (location within the city, schools, etc.) — to help him further refine our search and to guide future efforts. Dale then toured homes with us, helped us do our due diligence, connected us with the perfect loan officer, put offers on homes, negotiated on our behalf, and ultimately secured a new home for our family. Dale did it all, and he did so with such responsiveness. I’d send him messages throughout the week and at all (reasonable) hours, and Dale would respond to my inquiries right away — even when traveling. And he did so without ever being pushy or taking us beyond what we were comfortable with. He focused on getting us the right house for our situation, and provided top-notch service in the process. I wholeheartedly recommend Dale to anyone looking for a real estate agent. Dale really does do it all, and he’ll help you find the right home for you and your family. Thank you, Dale!– Reviewer
Some deals are cut and dry, while others are extensive and can take months. Most of it is out of our hands due to a short sale or issues with sellers. I so appreciate the patience this client had when dealing with this purchase.
Buying your first home?
This is an exciting time! I LOVE helping people step foot into their very first house. Whether it’s a newly married couple, people that have been renting for years and now have the funds available for a down payment, or single people starting off in life. Families, college graduates, millennials, or even those that have never owned all their life and now finally are seeing the rewards of their years of hard labor, nothing beats helping first time home buyers achieve their goals of homeownership.
“I came across Dale on Zillow, completely by chance, and was so glad I did! As a first time homebuyer, I had no clue about the process and Dale walked me through everything, making sure all processes were completed on time. I had tons of questions on the stacks upon stacks of documents, and Dale took the time to highlight important points for me. We had a couple hiccups along the way with the other agent, but Dale was very proactive in following up to ensure things were executed smoothly. Highly highly recommend Dale (and his assistant Allie) if you are a first time homebuyer” – Glen E. Hayward CA
What about selling?
Selling can be stressful but with my proven system, detailed listings, and a tight strategy for marketing, we can get your home sold quickly for as much profit as the market can bear. It’s a great market right now and sellers are getting over asking price in several markets around San Ramon, Danville, Pleasanton and other communities
What about investing?
I have worked with dozens of investors over the years and have the inside scoop on the best neighborhoods and communities and up and coming neighborhoods that would be ideal for renting out and building your investment portfolio. There are key numbers to look at when investing and to get the most ROI you must find the perfect house – I can help you do that.
So get started today and I hope YOU can be my next positive review! There is no greater compliment than a referral from friends! THANK YOU!!
So, we are now getting into the Christmas season and your house still hasn’t sold. You really want to decorate for Christmas but don’t want to go overboard. Is there a tasteful way to decorate for the holidays without offending potential buyers or making the house too cluttered? Yes! And were going to talk about some simple ways to make your home festive without covering up the bones of the house. Buyers still want to see the house as it is the other 11 months out of the year but you may not be able to close before Christmas, so you shouldn’t have to sacrifice decorations just because your house is on the market.
Here are some simple tips for decorating a listed house for Christmas.
I swear it was the middle of summer like five days ago and boom, here we are looking forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas and New Year’s is literally right around the corner. Where are the days going? While a lot of the country is looking forward to the holiday season, some people are concerned about selling. It’s not ideal to sell your home or even buy a home around the holidays, but it still happens and whether it’s a job change, family status change, or you have finally found the home of your dreams, selling before the end of the year can be stressful. However, there are some ways to do it so that you feel confident and prepared. Here are my top 10 tips for selling your home before Christmas. [Read more…]
An article caught my attention today by Andrew Vandamme “owning own home doesn’t make you rich: owning someone else’s does”. I’m talking about real estate investments. Owning your own home and living in it might not bring you the wealth you desire, but business owners and landlords tend to be about four times as wealthy as the average American. Renters in the United States tend to have about an eighth as much wealth as the average American. [Read more…]
Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make but maintaining a high value is sometimes a little foreign to homeowners. The last thing you want to do is ruin or decrease your home’s value but many homeowners are doing so without even knowing it.
Here are 10 of the most common ways people ruin their home’s value.
#1. They’ve purchased a home near a power plant or city dump.
For those of us with furry family members in the home, we know that they can add to the cleaning needs inside. It can be extra frustrating if you’re trying to sell your home at the same time.
One of the most common and routine things we clean up after out animals is hair ( unless you have a hypo allergenic breed). Pet hair can work its way into carpet and upholstery and be pretty stubborn to remove. Some pets shed so much you wonder how there is any hair left on their body. One of the best ways to keep hair out of the carpet and upholstery is to help reduce the amount of shedding. Here are some things you can do to keep the hair going into your soft surfaces to a minimum. (Tips from the pros) [Read more…]
You’ve toyed with the idea of buying a furnished home or even renting one but you’re either arguing with yourself or maybe a partner or spouse about whether that’s really a good idea or not? Here are three great reasons to consider buying a furnished house, especially in Hawaii.